Episode 196 – Gamemasters Symposium – Will Hindmarch

Join The Adventure Game Store and Will Hindmarch for a discussion of roleplaying game mastering and design, for aspiring and seasoned GMs, writers, and designers alike. This is Will’s exclusive interview with the Nerdstravaganza!

Recorded at The Adventure Game Store!

Show Notes -
The Adventure Game Store
Will Hindmarch
Project: Dark
Rachel Kahn

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Episode 195 – Gamemasters Symposium – Kenneth Hite

Join gaming legend, Kenneth Hite, for a discussion of roleplaying game mastering and design, for aspiring and seasoned GMs, writers, and designers alike. This is Ken’s exclusive interview with the Nerdstravaganza!

Recorded at The Adventure Game Store!

Show Notes -
The Adventure Game Store
Kenneth Hite
The Fall of Delta Green
Pelgrane Press

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Episode 194 – My Precious…

This week, the nerds dig themselves out of their respective collections just long enough to talk about the fine line between being a collector and a hoarder. How to know when you’ve crossed the line? Listen now and find out!

Give us that, Deagol my love.

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Star Wars: Battle Pod
Kanan Comic Comes to Conclusion
Faith #1
The Revenant
Commissioned
The X-Files
Darth Vader #3
Colony on USA
Universal Orlando

The NEWStravaganza -
LHC’s Latest Upgrade
$75,000 in M:tG Cards Stolen
Golem Arcana’s Final Expansion
1/6th Scale T-45 Power Armour
NFL’s Problems Not Caused by Surface

Show Notes -
Star Wars Variants
Marvel’s Hip Hop Covers
Just League State Flag Variants
Certified Guaranty Company
Darth Vader #3 Covers

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Episode 193 – The Book Was Better!

You’re all familiar, no doubt, with that old battle cry offered every time any book is made into a movie, but WHY was the book better? Ever the fans of digging deeper, the Nerdstravaganza crew seek to find out why the written word seems to always outshine the celluloid treatment.

It's like, a metaphor, or something...

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Dragon Quest Heroes
Fringed Suede Purse
The Way of Kings Audiobook
LotR: Deck Building
Magic City Comic Con
Clockwork Lives
Korka Comics
Disney Infinity

The NEWStravaganza -
Freeze-dried Poop Pills
Water Bears Frozen for 30 Years Revived
Chocolate-Covered Fries
NX to Run at 900p?
10 Cloverfield Lane

Show Notes -
Starship Troopers
Ender’s Game
Cloud Atlas
ASoIaF v. GoT
Dune

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Episode 192 – Doctor Who Can it be Now?

The companion is dead! Long live the companion! But who will it be? This week, the Nerds gather ’round to discuss who they think should be The Doctor’s next best buddy.

Who Can it be Knocking at My Door?

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Forbidden Stars
The Shannara Chronicles
Shadowhunters
The Forest
Magic City Comic Con
Toy Fair New York
Where Tangents Meet
Battlefront
Chewbacca
Star Wars Rebels: Season 01

The NEWStravaganza -
Ahmed Best on Jar Jar Backlash
Young Han Solo Shortlist
Classic X-Wing Photos from Rogue One
BB-8’s Security Vulnerability
Asmodee Acquires Catan

Show Notes -
Doctor Who
The Husbands of River Song
Voyage of the Damned
When Will Steven Moffat Leave?
Maisie Williams
Ingrid Oliver
Rose Leslie
Whoopi Goldberg
Charles Dance
Simon Pegg

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Episode 191 – Hyperactive!

A recent medical study has the Nerds pondering some questions of their own. Could some of our shared unusual traits be explained by having played too many video games – or do we play the games because of those shared traits?

Bottoms up!

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Obi-Wan & Anakin
Avignon: A Clash of Popes
Tandy Leather Kits
Tail Feathers
The Integral Trees Audiobook
Mortifera
The Expanse
The Cloak & Blaster
Gods & Monsters
The Adventure Game Store
Project Fi
Blu Android Devices
Battlefield 4

The NEWStravaganza -
The Oculus Rift’s High Price
Rey’s Mysterious Abscence
Pac-Man Created to Draw Women into Arcades
Game of Thrones Season 6 to Release Before Winds of Winter
Fallout Speedrun Sets World Record
Luke Skywalker Gift Found After 30 Years

Show Notes -
Compulsive Gamers Have Hyperconnected Neural Networks
Lumosity Fined Over Deceptive Advertising
Professor Layton
Seniors Benefit from Gambling
Benefits of Youth Sports
Eve: Valkyrie

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Episode 190 – De-Reso-Convo-lutions for 2016

Join us this episode as the Ganza Gang kick the new year off by celebrating with an old tradition – resolutions so convoluted you’ll never knew if they’re broken!

Where are all the happy little trees!?

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
What You Need to Know Before Flying a Drone
Into The Badlands
Larry Niven’s The Integral Trees
Adult Coloring Books
Obi-Wan and Anakin
Halo 5
BB-8 by Sphero
Google’s Project Fi

The NEWStravaganza -
DC Coloring Book Variants
Star Trek Fan Film Sent C+D
Derby the 3D Printed Dog
Pathfinder Online to be Bought by Longterm Player
Why Hoverboards Keep Exploding

Show Notes -
Novels or Short Stories?
What to Read Next
PlayStation Plus
Dragon’s Dogma
Benefits of Keeping a Creative Journal
Cardboard Standees for Your Roomba
How Social Media Breeds Narcissists

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Episode 189 – 2015 in Review

As the sun sets on another year, the geeks look back at what transpired during 2015, both the good and the bad!

Don't worry, it won't be gone long.

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Harbor Freight
Death Mask: The Dresden Files
Chris on Amazon
Dixit
Kohl’s Star Wars Art
Star Wars: Battlefront

The NEWStravaganza -
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Visual Dictionary
SpaceX Landing
Fallout 4 Lawsuits
Shield: Signal Proof Headwear
Hello Kitty Hack

Show Notes -
The Force Awakens
Marvel
Board Games
CHAPPIE
3D Printing
Syfy
Fantastic Four
Kill Me Three Times
Jem and The Holograms
Destiny: The Taken King
Jurassic World

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Episode 188 – The Twelve Days of Ganzamas

If getting ready for your own holidays is starting to stress you out, listening in as the Nerdstravaganza Gang sing their Christmas wishlist will surely put a smile on your face!

On the 13th day of Christmas, Krampus beat me with a birch rod...

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Blood Rage
The Expanse
Childhood’s End
Rome: City of Marble
Amy Schumer
Anomia
12 Days
Vader Down

The NEWStravaganza -
A Long Time Ago in a Google Far, Far Away
Spoiler-free Review of The Force Awakens
GI Joe’s Shared Universe Films
Netflix Combats Comcast Caps
Why Will Smith Isn’t in ID4 2

Show Notes -
The Twelve Days of Christmas

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